Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Jan. 22, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2016

Reviews

  • "Compass Rose Theater delivers an intense rendition of Tennessee Williams’ classic play.... Director Lucinda Merry-Browne brings it home with Assistant Director Steve Tobin and Stage Manger Michelle Wood." DCMetroTheaterArts (PDF)
  • "Director Lucinda Merry-Brown has taken a standby of American drama and given it some new interpretations." DC Theatre Scene (PDF)
  • "Compass Rose Theater's production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" — the 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama chronicling steamy Southern passions for life and love — illustrates why this classic drama is frequently offered in revivals." Baltimore Sun (PDF)
  • "At Compass Rose Theater, director Lucinda Merry-Browne has assembled the cast of strong actors the play demands.... They do what is most critical in Williams’s familial works: relate to each other and keep the pace moving." Bay Weekly (PDF)
Synopsis
In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future. The knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Swarming around his son Brick and daughter-in-law Maggie are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son.
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